Lake Charles, LA –
On March 6 at approximately 6:30 p.m. Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a home in Starks in reference to an unconscious female.
During the initial investigation detectives learned the victim had been taken against her will by an acquaintance, Matthew D. Estridge, 22, 5097 Buddy Johnson Road, Starks. Detectives also learned Estridge threatened to kill the victim and hit the victim numerous times, causing her to become unconscious.
After further investigation, on March 7, detectives issued a warrant signed by Judge Kendrick Guidry for Estridge’s arrest. Later the same day Estridge turned himself in and when detectives spoke with him he confirmed he was responsible.
He was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with simple kidnapping; and attempted 2nd degree murder. Judge Guidry ordered Estridge be held without bond.
The victim sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
CPSO Detective Roger Pete is the lead investigator on this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.